Archive for the ‘Challenge’ Category

PostDateIcon January 14th, 2011 | No Comments

Hi Crafty Friends! I hope you have all been well. I know a lot of you have been hit with snow storms. But not here in Oregon. I am wishing for snow before winter is over though. If your amongst those experiencing snowy Winter weather, I hope you stay warm and cozy. And to everyone else, I hope you have a fabulous Winter day!

Today I bring you a card that my Niece requested. She is almost 13 years old and was recently cast as Dorothy in local production of The Wizard Of Oz. She asked me to make a Thank You card for her to give to the Director for choosing her for the part. I was happy to do this and had a ton of fun making this card. I really love how it turned out and I hope you do too!


To make this card I used my Paper Doll Dress Up and Just Because cartridges.


I think Dorothy is so cute! Peachy Keen stamps really bring her to life!


Close up of Dorothy's Ruby Slippers and Toto.


Here's the inside of the card complete with a little Toto diecut.


I am entering this card into the LFIF Challenge over at Peachy Keen Stamps. This weeks challenge is to make a Thank You card using Peachy Keen face stamps. I used a face stamp from Everyday Character Faces. This is also my first time entering a Peachy Keen Challenge. 🙂

If you would like the details of this card please watch my video located on my YouTube channel. Thank you so much for coming by today and checking out my card. Have a great weekend!

PostDateIcon January 5th, 2011 | No Comments

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful New Years and is ready for another year of crafty fun! I know I am!! One of my New Years Resolutions is to blog more. So I hope you’ll follow my blog  through the Networked Blogs link or the email link in the side bar. If you already follow my blog, I want to say thank you and you’ll definitely be seeing more post from me.

Today’s card is my Design Team card for Cricut Cardz Challenge #56. This weeks challenge is to make a New Years card using any colors you’d like and a clock from any cartridge. For my card I used the Gypsy Wandering and the Summer in Paris cartridge’s. I decided to keep my card simple and classy, I hope you like it. This is a great challenge and I hope you can join us.


Cheers! Card Measures 5 x 7


Embellish wine glasses with a little gold cording.


For more details please watch my youtube video by clicking here!  Thanks for coming by and I look forward to seeing your card! 🙂

This card is also entered into My Sheri Crafts Challenge #38 – New Years

PostDateIcon November 24th, 2010 | No Comments

Good morning! Brrr, it’s a cold morning here in Oregon. We had a bit of snow on Tuesday.  It was pretty but didn’t last long. How’s the weather where you are?

Today I would like to share with you my Design Team card for Cricut Cardz Challenge #52. This weeks challenge is to make a Christmas card using words. No images! You can use any cartridges and colors you’d like. It was a great challenge and I’m lovin’ how my card turned out. Join the fun and give this challenge a try.  You may be the lucky winner and be entered into the grand prize drawing for November!

Holiday red really makes this card pop!

Some glitter & a bow make for a quick & festive card!

The card measures 5 x 7 and is covered with patterned paper from the DCWV Christmas Combo Stack. I cut two 1/4 inch strips of green cardstock and covered them with green craft glitter. I cut “Happy Christmas” with the Christmas solutions cart. Next I adhered all elements to the card then attached a red bow with crystal effects.

Thank you so much for coming by and checking out my card. I can’t wait to see what you come up with for this challenge! If you have any questions, please let me know.

Before you leave, don’t forget… this Saturday is the Advent Calendar Blog Hop hosted by Ruthie. Please join the fun and get inspired by 15 super talented ladies!! It will be lots of fun and of course blog candy at every stop! Hope to see you there!

PostDateIcon November 10th, 2010 | No Comments

Good morning! I hope everyone is having a good week. Today is the start of another Cricut Cardz Challenge! This weeks challenge is to make a Christmas card using the card feature of any cartridge and using any colors you’d like. Super easy and a great way to add another card to your holiday stash. I hope you’ll join us for Challenge #50!

Happy Holiday's

To make my card I used the card feature on the Smiley Card cartridge. It was the perfect shape to make my wreath. The wreath is made using my Martha Stewart oak leaf punch and some red gems. The leaves are lightly dusted with Perfect Pearls in Perfect Gold. Then a red bow was added for that perfect festive touch. I inked the edges of the card front with gold pigment ink. I stamped the sentiment (Hero Arts, Owl Christmas) on dark green paper with Versamark and embossed it with white embossing powder. I adhered that to the inside of the card making sure my sentiment lined up in the center of the wreath. To finish off the card I added three red gems under the sentiment.

I hope you like my card and that it gives you inspiration to join us for this weeks challenge. Thank you for checking out my card and leaving me such nice comments. I appreciate it so much.

PostDateIcon October 27th, 2010 | No Comments

Hi! How is everyone? I’m doing great! I can’t believe October is coming to a close. It feels like it went by so fast! The cold and rainy weather is definitely here. But it’s perfect crafting weather! So today I have for you my Design Team card for Cricut Cardz Challenge #48! This weeks challenge is to make a card for Thanksgiving using the card feature. You can use any cartridge and colors you like. Super easy and fun! I hope you join us this week.

I decided to make a Thanksgiving Dinner invitation using the Doodlecharms cartridge and paper from DCWV Indian Summer Fall Stack. (Which wasn’t a hard choice since out of all the carts I own this is the only cart with the card feature. Lol.) I used my new Gypsy to design this card so I was able to hide some of the cut lines on the leaves. This is a flat postcard style card that measures 4.25 x 5.50. First I inked the card base, printed wording and the leaves with distress inks in Tea Dye and Vintage Photo. Then I attached the printed wording to my invite. Next I crumpled the leaves, attached them to my card base and dusted perfect pearls in perfect pearl and gold onto them. The wording was typed on my computer and printed using French Script MT font at 22 point. To finish the card I used two brown eyelets at the bottom.

If you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year maybe this will inspire your invitations or perhaps it will inspire you to make a Fall card. I hope you like my invitation. Have a wonderful week and Happy Halloween!!!

Thanksgiving Dinner Invitation

A light dusting of Perfect Pearls gives the leaves a pretty shimmer.

Closeup of turkey cut out and eyelets.

PostDateIcon October 13th, 2010 | No Comments

Good morning! I hope everyone is having a good week so far! Today’s card is my Design Team card for Cricut Cardz Challenge #46. This weeks challenge is “Anything Goes”. So you can use any cartridges, colors and theme you’d like! Couldn’t be easier to play along. And I hope you do!! I have enjoyed seeing all your beautiful and creative cards. Also I would like to say thank you so much for all your kind and sweet comments. I really do appreciate each one and they totally make me smile!

So with that said, here’s my card. I used the Create A Critter cartridge, sentiment and starfish is from Stampin’ Up, Crab and Company (retired set). After I took pictures I decided to add some white stitching around the sandcastle door. To see a video of me explaining how I made this card in detail click here to be taken to my youtube video.

That little crab is killing me with his cuteness! I hope you love it as much as I do. Be sure to stop by Cricut Cardz Challenge and play along this week. You may be the lucky winner and be entered into the grand prize drawing for October!!! Have a wonderful day. Hugs!

I also entered this card into My Pink Stamper‘s “Make Something Cute” challenge!


Snappy Birthday to all the October babies!



A little glitter on the starfish makes him super happy!



I <3 this crab! There's no way you can look at him and not smile. Just look at those glittery little cheeks! 🙂



I made the gems with crystal effects and copic markers! They are so pretty and easy to make. The shell is cut from iridescent vellum paper.


PostDateIcon October 4th, 2010 | No Comments

Hi! I hope you’re all having a good Monday evening. I wanted to share the card I made for Mary’s challenge at CardzTv. The challenge is to make a card without using your die cutting machines! So I broke out my Halloween papers and got to work!

Here is what I came up with. For details on this card please visit my YouTube page by clicking here. Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my Blog and YouTube page. Hugs!

I also wanted to sneak in a BIG thank you to my boyfriend Kris for drawing my Avatar. You can see her in my blog header.  He is also working on a new blog header for me. Thank you so much, I love it!!!

I love the Bo Bunny Whoo-ligan's paper!

Distressed and inked edges are the perfect touch for Halloween cards.

Glittered bats in flight embellish the bottom of the card.

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